See the latest COVID-19 news and resources for managers and leaders or frontline workers and their clients.
NADA eLearning: Engage families and significant others, support clients with complex needs and be guided on gender and sexuality indicators.
In this issue of the Advocate, we explore the social determinants which impacts our clients' health and wellbeing, and their experience of AOD services.
The Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA) is the peak organisation for the non government alcohol and other drugs sector in NSW. We represent close to 100 organisational members that provide a broad range of alcohol and other drugs services including health promotion and harm reduction, early intervention, treatment and continuing care programs. Together, we work to reduce the harms related to alcohol and other drugs use across the NSW community. Learn more.


Apply for a NADA training grant

Our first round of training grants for 2021 are now open. If you are planning to undertake training January and
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Registrations are now open for the NADA Conference 2021

Register now for the NADA Conference 2021: Enhancing connections to be held on 22–23 April at the International Convention Centre,
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Sector watch: November 2020

Working towards improved performance measurement and reporting for members Supporting members to advocate for improved, consistent and reduced performance measures
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Announcing the new date for the NADA Conference 2021

Did you submit an abstract for the NADA Conference 2020? You will receive an email from us soon. NADA would
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Webinar: Consumer engagement in NGO AOD services - sustainable change, capacity building, and improved outcomes

AUDIENCE: Managers, frontline workers, consumer representatives DESCRIPTION: In this session…

Womens Network Event: DBT Skills for AOD Professionals

**Waiting List Now Available For This Event** Training for members…

NADA Rural & Regional Members Forum - Transport

AUDIENCE: Organisation, Manager, Workers DESCRIPTION: The inaugural NADA Rural & Regional…


Mission Australia’s Youth Survey Report 2020 report details findings from Mission Australia’s 19th annual Youth Survey of young people aged 15 to 19 years to provide ...
A key issue for those working in the AOD treatment sector are the difficulties that clients have in accessing treatment, staying engaged with treatment, and ...
The ‘Alcohol and other drugs treatment guidelines for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’ resource has been developed to support non-Aboriginal service providers ...
Central to workforce performance are capabilities—the knowledge, skills and attributes that workers must demonstrate to perform their roles effectively. Developed for, and with input from ...
NADA is excited to launch Well Beings, a short-animation series with practical, evidence based tips and tricks to reduce stress and enhance health and wellbeing. ...
This page will be continually updated. Last update: 18 November 2020 For news and resources specific to managers and leaders, click here. For members’ frequently asked questions, ...
NADA in partnership with Family Drug Support and the Ministry of Health NSW Government, developed training and resources for the AOD sector and other primary ...
Developed by NADA, this toolkit supports the formal quality improvement program of non government AOD organisations. Download the files to easily create or review operational ...
Although members of LGBTI and HIV positive communities use AOD for many of the same reasons as the population at large, there is evidence to ...
Coping with stress and uncertainty during COVID-19 Feeling overwhelmed and on edge in the wake of COVID-19? You’re not alone. As difficult as this situation ...


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Network updates

Gender and sexuality diverse AOD worker network

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NADA practice leadership group

The NADA Practice Leadership Group met virtually in July 2020 and discussed current projects in the AOD NGO sector. Tonina Harvey from the Ministry of Health presented the NSW Health Clinical Care Standards to the group, highlighting feedback from the NGO sector is integral to the implementation of the standards.
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Research network

Network update Great news! CMHDARN has been funded for another year to build research capacity across the mental health and
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Youth AOD services network

Network update The Youth Network has been meeting regularly online since the onset of COVID-19 restrictions. Network members from services
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